9 Best Bluebell Walks
Trip the light (blue) fantastic with the 9 best bluebells walks near you. The most gorgeous floral pop-ups for your hour-a-day routine.
From late April to late May, native English bluebells carpet woodlands around the UK and Glos & Worcs are teaming with the botanical beauties (did you know half the world’s bluebells are found in the UK?!)
Don’t forget to make sure any trip is part of the current hour-a-day and close-to-home rules now, here are 9 of my favourites, all easily accessible, and in public areas.
Lassington Wood, Highnam
Lassington Wood, just outside Highnam in Gloucestershire, is spot-on for a stroll in bluebell season. The bluebells grow wild and wide here, a truly insta-worthy place to see these delicate beauties. Also home to the rare, spotted woodpecker, don’t you know.
Harebush Woods, Cirencester
Located on the eastern edge of Cirencester, Harebush woods is a fantastic place to spot vibrant pockets of bluebells. Enter opposite the town’s Norman Arch in the Abbey Grounds or by the Burford Road allotments.
70 acres of biodiversity and wildlife await.
Frith Wood, Stroud
Frith Wood comprises of 24 hectares of ancient woodland on a ridge that overlooks Painswick Valley and Slad Valley. Not only is it a forager’s paradise (find your wild garlic here for those lockdown dinners) but it’s also one of the best places to see bluebells. Swathes of them fill the woodland floor, making it perfect for a spring/summer walk.
Siccaridge Wood, Stroud
This lovely walk never fails to delivery bluebells at this time of year. Found between Sapperton and Oakridge, the wood has a sea of bluebells amongst its 26 acres of ancient woodland. You might even spot a roe deer or scurrying dormouse – both common here.
Foxholes Wood teeters on the Glos/Ox border, and is a glorious place for bluebell-hunters. Famous for its blue-hued Spring time spectacular, soak up carpets of bluebells which slope down to the River Evenlode.
Taking a wander over in Worcestershire? … check out these bluebell hotspots.
The floor of this woodland is awash with stunning bluebells (the handiwork of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.)
Find me at: Half a mile west of Pershore, Besford Bridge road, WR10 2AD
This enchanting lime woodland gives up a spectacular display of bluebells every year.
Find me at: Between Astley Cross and Shrawley. WR6 6TF
For anyone stuck in a city during lockdown never fear, Worcs parks also have floral appeal. Check out this city park for a lovely display.
Find me at: The Tything, Worcester
The slopes of the Malverns are awash with bluebells in the spring.
Find me at: All around, and look especially for the area around Purlieu, between Holly bush quarry and Jubilee Drive.